Originally Posted by Marge
Anyways, it will be ok. Personally I would worry more about the national debt and a moral crisis of lack of confidence in our President now. And our countries role in the world.
I am definitely going to have to agree with you on concentrating on our country's role in the world. We have a responsibility to respect other countries more than we have, and this includes being respectful of and educated about other cultures, and not being so bomb-happy.
As far as Roe being turned back to the states, I don't really see that workng very well. You could have a conservative govt in Louisiana not allow a woman to have the procedure done, but a doctor in New York or Chicago would be allowed to do it. It then makes the issue and issue of race and class, and prevents solving the problem where it is needed: amongst low-income women, particularly, single low-income women. Also, you then enter in the issue of parental consent and minors being transported across state lines for the procedure. It makes it a much larger mess than some people believe it to be now.
Marriage, I think, should be completely up to a person's religious instituion of choice. The state has no right to deny anyone the rights and legal protections or a civil union, period. I think that marriage, as a word, is a religious and spiritual institution that the states should have no part in. I believe that the country should concentrate on civil unions for everyone and let the churches and couples decided on marriage personally.
My boyfriend, who is moderate and not budging in the least, is telling me the same thing about it being ok and Roe not being overturned. And, I mean, it's not just Roe that I'm worried about. Griswold, Lawrence v TX, there are a whole lot of very narrow court decisions that might be jeopordized, as well as new ones to be made. Hopefully, though, both of you are right!
Wow, i got a little off-topic. Didn't mean to hijack the thread...Oops...